Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA

Via UPI: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been made the chair for the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which oversees NASA. Cruz said in 2013 it is “critical” the United States show continued leadership in space exploration and development. However, his opinion on climate change, which NASA is heavily involved in studying, has been a skeptical one. “The ...

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Ted Cruz: Horse’s Ass Of 2014

Via Right Wing Watch: Congratulations to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has won this year’s Equine Posterior Achievement Award, People For the American Way’s annual prize for the country’s most extreme right-wing politician. Cruz won by a 21-point margin in a poll of PFAW members and Right Wing Watch readers, repeating his 2013 victory, when he beat out the likes ...

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Teabaggers Have The Cuba Sadz

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TEXAS: State’s First Gay Federal Judge Approved Thanks To Sen. Ted Cruz

Via the Dallas Morning News: The Senate confirmed three Texans Tuesday night for lifetime judicial appointments, capping an effort to fill vacancies in the state that have languished for years. The nominees — U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman of San Antonio, Texarkana lawyer Robert Schroeder III and Sherman Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant III — were approved by a voice vote on ...

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We Have A Surgeon General

Via the Washington Post: President Obama’s pick to serve as the next surgeon general was confirmed Monday evening more than a year and half after being nominated, the first of nearly a half dozen of the president’s picks set for confirmation this week as Democrats prepare to cede control of the U.S. Senate. Senators voted 51 to 43 to confirm ...

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Pat Robertson Slams Ted Cruz

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Tweet Of The Day

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Cruz Was Tammy Baldwin’s Secret Santa

Sen. Al Franken launched a Secret Santa program in the Senate in 2011 in order to bridge the “partisan divide.” This year the very anti-gay Ted Cruz drew the name of lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Via Wisconsin’s Cap Times: Thanks to the intrepid reporting of entertainment gossip outlet TMZ — whose reporters apparently chase after politicians in addition to more ...

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Headline Of The Day

Ted Cruz’ attempt to stop the budget bill has given the Democrats a window to force through the judicial nominations that the GOP has been blocking. Via Talking Points Memo: Cruz, along with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), blindsided Republican leaders by objecting and dragging out the process as they demanded a vote to defund Obama’s executive actions on immigration. What ...

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Senate Approves Spending Bill

Via the Wall Street Journal: In a rare weekend session triggered by a conservative revolt against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the Senate on Saturday night passed a $1.1 trillion government spending bill, sending it to the president for his signature and ending the final budget fight of a Congress riven by them. Two days after intraparty divisions ...

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Ashton Carter To Be Defense Nominee

Carter was Deputy Secretary of Defense from October 2011 to December 2013.  He’s thought to be an uncontroversial choice, but you-know-who might try to block the nomination just because.

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Cruz Blows A Fuze

“Congress, representing the voice of the People, should use every tool available to prevent the President from subverting the rule of law. When the President usurps the legislative power and defies the limits of his authority, it becomes all the more imperative for Congress to act. And Congress should use those powers given to it by the Constitution to counter ...

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Quote Of The Day – Hadley Arkes

“In the aftermath of the decision in the Sixth Circuit, some have been inhaling the heady fumes arising from Judge Sutton’s dramatic break, and they seem earnestly to be cultivating the hope that Justice Kennedy might indeed be cajoled and persuaded. But we would waste the gift that Judge Sutton gave us if we diverted ourselves at this moment with ...

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Whatever Obama Wants, Ted’s Agin’ It

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Ted Cruz: Hearing For Loretta Lynch Must Wait Until New Senate Takes Office

“President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters. The Attorney General is the President’s chief law enforcement officer. As such, the nominee ...

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HOUSTON: Ted Cruz Declares Victory

Via Breitbart: Cruz was a swift and effective leader in the backlash against the subpoenas, which should earn him quite a bit of goodwill from social conservatives in the 2016 presidential primaries, where he’s likely to be a contestant. This is especially true given that some of his likely competitors are nervous about getting drawn into the gay marriage debate, ...

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HRC Reacts To Sen. Ted Cruz

“It’s curious that virtually everything that comes out of Senator Cruz’s mouth is either an insult or a put-down. Today, it was Tim Cook, LGBT Americans and three of the GOP’s most revered leaders. Positivity training should be on his to-do list. Lighten up, Ted. Coming out is the most courageous and important thing that an LGBT person will do ...

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Being Gay Is Tim Cook’s Personal Choice But I Love My iPhone

The Hill reports on Sen. Ted Cruz’ reaction to today’s coming out by Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Those are his personal choices. I’ll tell you, I love my iPhone,” Cruz said. “Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions,” he later ...

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New Zach Dasher Ads: Bibles And Guns Brought Us Here & They’ll Keep Us Here

In three new campaign ads, the US House bid of Louisiana’s Zach “My Platform Begins With God” Dasher is endorsed by Phil Robertson (Dasher’s uncle), and Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s apparently OK with vertical cellphone video ads. Via NOLA.com: Fifth Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher’s new ad says he believes in guns, and he’s just unloaded the biggest gun he ...

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From Chief Of Staff For Sen. Ted Cruz

Chief of staff for Sen. Ted Cruz immediately deleted the above tweet after half of Twitter called him insane. Some the responses were posted tonight by the Boston Globe. (Tipped by JMG reader Sam)

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